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Synonyms for compassionate
kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; -ˌneɪtcom·pas·sion·ate

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  1. compassionateadjective


  2. compassionateadjective

    having, feeling of showing compassion; sympathetic


  3. compassionateadjective

    given to someone because of a domestic emergency, especially in the phrase compassionate leave


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compassionate

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compassionateverb

    showing or having compassion

    "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

    uncompassionate, hardhearted, stonyhearted, unfeeling

  2. feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize withverb

    share the suffering of

    condole with, feel for, sympathize with, pity

    hardhearted, uncompassionate, stonyhearted, unfeeling

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compassionateadjective

    tender, sympathetic, merciful, benignant, gracious, clement, kind, inclined to pity, full of compassion

  2. compassionateverb

    pity, commiserate

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  1. Charlie Crist:

    Karla Hernández-Mats wasn't just Karla Hernández-Mats, Karla Hernández-Mats was a teacher of special needs children. American Federation of Teachers's American Federation of Teachers, american Federation of Teachers's a heart, caring, loving, empathetic, compassionate -- American Federation of Teachers's what we don't have in the governor's office right now.

  2. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    While Texans are compassionate to our core, and take in more refugees than any other state, significant security concerns have been raised about President Obama's plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, nationwide, the federal government's stated inability to run effective background checks on these refugees, entering the United States from one of the world's most potent hotbeds of terrorism, puts all Texans at risk.

  3. Charlie Hall:

    People tend to be compassionate in the presence of live plants in the house, and of course Christmas trees fit the bill.

  4. Ashley Jodell:

    She was here and mattered. Knowing someone reads her name and learns about her means so much, little things can change a person’s day. It’s what life is about, being kind, loving and compassionate towards others.

  5. George Washington Carver:

    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

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